Injury Epidemiology Fellowship position at NCHS

11 Jan 2017 12:03 PM | SAVIR Executive Office (Administrator)

The National Center for Health Statistics has just opened a fellowship position in injury epidemiology.


Here’s a link to the position description:

Basic information is also provided below.  Applications are due by February 8, 2017.

Fellowship overview


As a member of ACDSB, the Service Fellow will contribute to all aspects of the branch mission, including planning and conducting research studies in injury epidemiology in such areas as emerging trends in injury morbidity and mortality, health disparities related to injury, the effects of injury on health outcomes and utilization of health care services, and social and physical functioning post-injury. In collaboration with other members of ACDSB and other NCHS staff, the Fellow is expected to plan and carry out high-quality research by selecting appropriate statistical and epidemiologic methods, independently conducting statistical analysis using standard programming software, utilizing large-scale NCHS data sources, and disseminating results via NCHS reports and articles in scientific journals. 





This fellowship is open to all citizens of the United States and legal permanent residents with a work authorization. Applicants must have successfully completed a doctoral degree or higher in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, or a related field (e.g., medicine, economics, or health sciences) and have at least 1 year of postdoctoral experience. Experience or applied coursework in collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data and applying statistical techniques is required. Strong skills in using SAS, STATA, SPSS, SUDAAN, or other statistical software for complex data are also expected. Strong speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills are also highly desirable.



Terms of appointment


The Service Fellow will be offered an initial 24-month appointment, with potential for extension up to 5 years. A starting date will be determined by mutual agreement. An initial salary of $77,490–$119,794 will be offered based on education and experience. Salary increases will be commensurate with performance. Service Fellows are eligible for annual and sick leave, Thrift-Savings 401(k)-equivalent, health and life insurance, and a flexible work schedule. The Service Fellow will have the option of free onsite parking or a public transportation subsidy. The local subway station is within walking distance.



Application process


Applications will be accepted through February 8, 2017. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate credits, and two reference letters to Julie Weeks, Ph.D. at the mailing address below. Inquiries or questions regarding this fellowship can be directed to Dr. Weeks via email only at


Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research


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